2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Chevrolet Camaro - Road Test Specs

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

(6.2L V8 6-speed Manual)


Model year2010
Style2SS 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$33,430
Options on test vehicleRS Package ($1,200 -- includes special 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps and unique taillight trim); Sunroof ($900); Interior Accent Trim Package ($500 -- includes orange interior trim and stitching).
As-tested MSRP$36,780


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeNormally aspirated 90-degree V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6,162cc (376 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod, two valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.7:1
Redline (rpm)6,600
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)426 @ 5,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)420 @ 4,600
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.01; II=2.07; III=1.43; IV=1.00; V=0.84; VI=0.57; FD=3.45


Suspension, frontIndependent, struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeRack-and-pinion with hydraulic assist
Steering ratio (x:1)16.1:1
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, frontP245/45ZR20 103Y
Tire size, rearP275/40ZR20 106Y
Wheel size20-by-8.0 inches front -- 20-by-9.0 inches rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front14.0-by-1.3-inch ventilated discs, aluminum four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear14.4-by-1.1-inch ventilated discs, aluminum four-piston fixed calipers

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.4
0-60 mph (sec.)5.1
0-75 mph (sec.)6.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.1 @ 109.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.86
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.6
@ Full throttle (dB)81.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThis car favors a boggy launch with minimal wheelspin. Shifter is very good, but clutch uptake is right on the floor. Gear spacing must've been planned to reach the quarter-mile at the very very top of 3rd gear. Strong motor with no dead spots all the way to redline.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsFirst stop was best, but subsequent ones were still very good, showing no signs of fade. Pedal effort is moderate to firm. Little dive and no squirm.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSlalom: Huge yaw delay as the car was reluctant to turn in. As a result, I'd either arrive "late" at each cone or I had to force myself to turn earlier than I'd like to. This car was neutral to a fault, meaning it neither understeered nor oversteered, giving me few tools to make it go through faster. Skid pad: Extremely balanced. I could steer it with the throttle alone. Steering feels natural and loads predictably.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)86.1
Wind (mph, direction)3.9-mph head/crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)13.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,860
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,894
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52.2/47.8
Length (in.)190.4
Width (in.)75.5
Height (in.)54.2
Wheelbase (in.)112.3
Track, front (in.)63.7
Track, rear (in.)63.7
Turning circle (ft.)37.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)29.9
Headroom, front (in.)37.4
Headroom, rear (in.)35.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)42.5
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.3


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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